Biography: A Closer Look at Magician Joel Ward
Joel’s high energy, original magic astonishes people throughout the world. Making things appear and disappear, he presents award-winning magic by giving classical magic a contemporary touch. His mind-boggling talents include engaging audience participation, comical close-up magic, and flashy Las Vegas-style illusions.
Joel’s interest in magic flourished when at just 6-years old; he was invited on stage by a magician at a school assembly. Since then, he’s taken magic very seriously. At 10, he was performing at childrens’ birthday parties and by the age of 15, Joel became a World Champion Teen Magician, placing 1st at the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ annual competition, the world’s largest magic organization. That same year, Joel was picked from hundreds of magicians to appear on television with master magician Lance Burton, in his “Lance Burton-Young Magicians Showcase.”
Joel currently performs hundreds of shows a year. He’s been featured at the Montbleu Casino & Resort in South Lake Tahoe, on NBC’s “The Bonnie Hunt Show,” on My Network TV’s “Masters of Illusion,” with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show, “Boom A Ring,” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, on Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us,” for the CW Network, and as part of the cast of “Band of Magicians” at the Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Joel Ward currently lives in Los Angeles, California and performs for national television broadcasts, corporate clients, casinos, cruise ships, celebrities, and others.